Separating Therapy from Real Life

Separating Therapy from Real Life - it is important for your child to feel safe in therapy. One of the hardest things for parents to do is to ignore some of the hurtful things that happen in therapy. Some of our children will say some hurtful or upsetting things in therapy and if a parent reacts negatively or punitively to them during the course of real life - the child will be less likely to open up in therapy.

Try to think of therapy as it's own self contained world. You may gain insight but other times you may have to deal with rage or pain or even avoidance that is frustrating or painful. Leave those negative feelings in therapy - remembering that if your child learns to feel safe in therapy that progress can be made.

By Support Last updated: 13 October 2013, 13:11